Spring 2019 New Releases: Our Editors' Must Read Lists

With a new year comes a new season brimming with new books just waiting to be read. How do you narrow down the list?? Well… you don’t. In fact, there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth when we tried (and that was just me).

But HBTB’s fearless editors (and me) finally managed to list our 10 most anticipated reads for January-April 2019…. each. Because we can only do so much narrowing down, people!! And while some lists overlap a lot, we are all different readers with different tastes, so hopefully there’s something on these lists that will appeal to you too!

ANNIE

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Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano
Weddings, Willows and Revised Expectations by V. Joy Palmer
The Memory House by Rachel Hauck
Sweet on You by Becky Wade
Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano
A Return of Devotion by Kristi Ann Hunter
The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Deadly Isle by Dani Pettrey
The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill

Bonus: (Carrie’s note - this is totally cheating. Just saying. LOL)

  1. Settle My Soul by Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk

  2. The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

  3. A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz


BETH

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My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham (plus Finding Ever After a February novella collection by Pepper Basham, Rachel McMillan, Ashley Clark, and Betsy St. Amant)
A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz
Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano
With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander
Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron
Brunch at Bittersweet Café by Carla Laureano
Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations by V. Joy Palmer
Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews
Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof
Code of Valor by Lynette Eason and The Unexpected Champion by Mary Connealy are sharing my final spot because I still need to read the previous book for each series!


CARRIE

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first … i’m going to go with ‘everything the other three said’ ;)

plus…

One thing I Know by Kara Isaac
Winning the Cowboy’s Heart by Karen Rock
A Rancher to Remember by Karen Rock
Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes
The White City by Grace Hitchcock
Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher
How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim
Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Louisa on the Front Lines by Samantha Seiple


RACHEL

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Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill
Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron
In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail C. Wilson
The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin
The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano
Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

ADD THESE TO YOUR TBR

Hope By the Book is now on Goodreads! Check out our 2019 Most Anticipated Reads shelf to add these titles to your TBR pile too!! And don’t forget to join us in our 2019 Reading Challenge! Click HERE to get all the deets.